Lockhart v. McCree: Supreme Court Rules a 'Death Qualified' Jury Isn't Unconstitutional

Lockhart v. McCree: Supreme Court Rules a 'Death Qualified' Jury Isn't Unconstitutional

Lockhart v. McCree

Timeline of History

History Topics
Countries

Decided: Lockhart v. McCree - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that a "death qualified" jury does not violate a defendant's right to an impartial jury under the Sixth Amendment. A "death qualified" jury is one in which all the jurors are willing to apply capital punishment.

According to the American Psychological Association, juries which have been selected on the basis of being willing to impose the death penalty are much more likely to convict a defendant in the first place.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Abortion Provider Dr. Barnett Slepian Assassinated in His Home by Christian Terrorist
Puerto Rico's Bishops Condemned by Sen. John Kennedy for Telling Catholics Not to Vote for Democrats
Mormon George Reynolds Indicted for Bigamy
Pope Urban VIII Forbids Jews Having Gravestones within Rome's City Limits
Hitler Asks Fascist Leader Francisco Franco to Enter War on Axis Side But Franco Refuses

May History Calendar